New Trade Partner Emerges For Bears' No. 9 Pick

The 2024 NFL Draft is a few weeks away but a perfect trade partner has appeared for the Chicago Bears.
Mar 16, 2023; Lake Forest, IL, USA; Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Poles speaks during a press
Mar 16, 2023; Lake Forest, IL, USA; Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Poles speaks during a press / Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

The 2024 NFL Draft will kick off on April 25th in Detroit. The Chicago Bears will be one of the busiest teams on the first day as they own the No. 1 and No. 9 overall picks.

The Bears only have the No. 75 overall and the No. 122 overall picks for the rest of the draft. That doesn't give them much wiggle room but the perfect trade-back partner has come out.

Kelsey Kramer of AtoZSportsNFL has reported that the Indianapolis Colts are eyeing Brock Bowers and want to trade up for him.

Bears Rumors: Indianapolis Colts Could Be A Perfect Trade Back Option For Chicago

The Colts own the No. 15, No. 46, and No. 82 overall picks in the first three rounds which is some nice ammo needed to jump up.

To move up, Indianapolis would likely give up No. 15 and No. 46 overall to Chicago to select Bowers.

That could be a great package for Ryan Poles and company, allowing them to acquire more draft capital in this rich draft class.

Even at that 15th spot, the Bears would still be in great range to snag a WR or EDGE. Players like Brian Thomas Jr., Jared Verse, and Laiatu Latu may all be on the board. Snagging someone like that and having another pick in the Top 50 would be enticing as Chicago builds around a rookie quarterback.

The Bears may also be a sweet spot at No. 9 as people around the league believe the New York Jets are interested in Bowers. They have the 10th pick and the Colts could jump ahead of them to make sure they secure their guy.

It'll be interesting to see how things unfold, but regardless the Bears face an uphill climb next season. The Bears currently have the third-best odds to win their NFC North this coming season (+370), according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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